Good Morning War

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: January 20, 2017

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I woke up one morning, to woefully find 
that another bloody war has broken out 
Why need there always be ferocious minds 
or actually, is life meant to be without

The thunderous roar of bombs rain upon the land 
The flames of destruction maim and disintegrate 
The churning of tanks leaving tracks on the sand 
of marauding armies coming to madly annihilate.

I pause to think of the screams 
of children tormented and petrified 
And limbs go asunder, it seems 
that life’s so cheap, it’s vilified.

It’s people and it’s politics 
Not Satan, nor principality 
Are they not zestful fanatics 
Greed, avarice; it’s only harsh reality

People elect their leaders 
unwittingly sanctioning their misdeeds 
They claim to be faithful teachers 
but proliferate and beguile with deceit

Will God overpower all their antics 
or are we alone to struggle in life? 
Or shall we only seek to be frantic 
upon discovering our follies and strife?

So where is solace and solitude? 
Where is the abode of peace? 
Perhaps, it’s deep within our plenitude 
if only our hearts and minds appeased

What shall we do? 
Just stand and simply ignore? 
Or do we revolt, redo and undo? 
Or simply await death’s fore?

Behold, for this is a life of pain 
Of suffering and abandonment 
But somewhere between all disdain 
sheds a light of hope and atonement.


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